NISCA Will Accept Virtual Meet Results for All-American Status (Guidelines Provided)

High school swimmers in Indiana. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

NISCA Will Accept Virtual Meet Results for All-American Status (Guidelines Provided)

The National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA) announced it will be offering virtual meet applications for All-America consideration for the upcoming school year. With the COVID-19 pandemic making regular high school meets this season an uncertainty, NISCA will accept results from a virtual swim meet for All-America Swimming & Diving applications or NISCA national records.

NISCA outlined the following guidelines in order for virtual meets to be eligible for consideration:

  1. The meet must be conducted under the supervision of a meet referee who is a duly certified/registered NFHS or State Association registered official. There must be sufficient number of certified/registered official(s) on deck at each location to properly conduct the competition. The official or officials may not be coaches of the team(s) involved in the meet.
  2. The meet must be INTERSCHOLASTIC and follow all NFHS rules; or follow their state associations modification or limitations of these applications altering the NFHS rules where it is needed for proper health/safety considerations.
  3. Automatic timing is required.
  4. The course must be the same at each site. All teams must compete in SCY or in SCM.
  5. The meet has to be against another opponent, as scheduled on the school athletic calendar. The meets at the different locations must run concurrently (starting and ending on the same date). Time Trials and intrasquad meets are not allowed.
  6. NISCA encourages schools to use video for recording or live streaming of the meet or races to help verify results.
  7. An official meet result with meet date, all splits, meet manager signature and officials’ signatures will be required. Additional paperwork or information may be required by NISCA for application (links to video streams, Athletic calendar, etc).
  8. All other normal rules for All America application will still apply.

Read the full NISCA guidelines at this link.

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